Where There’s a Will, There’s a Way (To GOP Sanity)

Washington Post political writer and frequent “This Week” panelist, George F. Will just bought himself an excommunication from the Republican party and perhaps the conservative movement as a whole. Like few of his peers, David Frum comes to mind, Will dared to speak truth about the insanity that is far right-wing politics and its damaging effect on GOP chances in 2012.

The trigger for Will’s excellent column in Sunday’s paper was damn-fool Mike Huckabee’s assertion that Obama’s fictional biography of growing up in Kenya influenced his world outlook to the detriment of the United States. Will writes:

If pessimism is not creeping on little cat’s feet into Republicans’ thinking about their 2012 presidential prospects, that is another reason for pessimism. This is because it indicates they do not understand that sensible Americans, who pay scant attention to presidential politics at this point in the electoral cycle, must nevertheless be detecting vibrations of weirdness emanating from people associated with the party.

The most recent vibrator is Mike Huckabee, the former governor of Arkansas …

via George F. Will – Mike Huckabee, Newt Gingrich and the spotlight-chasing candidates of 2012.

Huckabee was “provoked” into his preposterous hypothesis by radio show host Steve Malzberg questioning just how much do we really know about “this guy” Obama. Will goes on to say:

Republicans should understand that when self-described conservatives such as Malzberg voice question-rants like the one above and Republicans do not recoil from them, the conservative party is indirectly injured. As it is directly when Newt Gingrich, who seems to be theatrically tiptoeing toward a presidential candidacy, speculates about Obama having a “Kenyan, anti-colonial” mentality.

To the notion that Obama has a “Kenyan, anti-colonial” worldview, the sensible response is: If only. Obama’s natural habitat is as American as the nearest faculty club; he is a distillation of America’s academic mentality; he is as American as the other professor-president, Woodrow Wilson. A question for former history professor Gingrich: Why implicate Kenya?

Then Will elegantly and directly delivers the coup de grâce:

Let us not mince words. There are at most five plausible Republican presidents on the horizon – Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels, Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour, former Utah governor and departing ambassador to China Jon Huntsman, former Massachusetts governor Romney and former Minnesota governor Tim Pawlenty.

So the Republican winnowing process is far advanced. But the nominee may emerge much diminished by involvement in a process cluttered with careless, delusional, egomaniacal, spotlight-chasing candidates to whom the sensible American majority would never entrust a lemonade stand, much less nuclear weapons.

And to be clear, when Will references “careless, delusional, egomaniacal, spotlight-chasing candidates”, he is referring to Mike Huckabee, Newt Gingrich, Sarah Palin and Michele Bachmann to name a few doozies.

Sadly, the already lost members of the far right will label George Will a traitor in much the same way they dismiss David Frum. Yet the fact remains that Will and Frum are two of too few folks on the conservative side willing to call out the loonies. It is safe to say that by November of 2012, our country will have made insufficient progress for Obama’s reelection to be a slam dunk. The one way to ensure Obama’s reelection is for the GOP to ignore the voice of George Will. Judging from the popularity of Fox News and Rush Limbaugh, liberals like me are counting on Will being ignored and another four years of Barack Obama being an inevitability.


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79 thoughts on “Where There’s a Will, There’s a Way (To GOP Sanity)

  1. I’ll give you an A for effort R. Considering who’s in your corner, you need the mud to fly early. In the interest of full disclosure, I don’t know any Conservatives who support Huckabee. Not one.

    Here is something for perspective R, as you consider the Presidential future. In 2007, our annual deficit was $163 Billion. Last month, February, our monthly deficit was $221 Billion. Annual= $163 versus Monthly= $221. That is what this President has brought us. In just four years we’ve gone from hundreds of billions in debt per year to hundreds of billions in debt per month. Frankly, Daffy Duck could run against Obama and beat him.

    An annecdodal case in point. Last year over 1000 high schools competed to get Obama to give their commensement address. This year, only 68 have applied.

    I’ll be the first to call the current field of potential candidates weak, though you should be terrified of a few of them. Gingrich would destroy Obama in the debates. In fact, I’d vote for him just to see those debates. If Christy is drafted into the 2012 race, you’re screwed. MItch Daniels is another you should be afraid of. So you can harp about Huckabee- I don’t know anyone who would vote for him,- or even continue on your usual Palin bashing (I’ve commented before that I don’t think she is running), but those are all red herrings.

    The 800lb Gorilla in the room is Obama’s record as President.

  2. You’re validated by this? Will labeled a traitor for these observations? Sure. Sure.

    “The 800lb Gorilla in the room is Obama’s record as President.”

    Amen Gorilla. Rutherford, let us know when you’re ready to defend Obama’s record rather than relying smug straw-man comparisons. You should’ve learned a lesson from last November.

  3. I love the way republicans harp on the deficit yet never want to look at the real 800 pound gorilla in the room. The MIC! Get real people. We can’t support this imperialist/colonist agenda. Fix this country!!! Get out of the rest of everyone’s business. Quit letting Israel lead us around by the nose. Oh, and privatization our all services further pushes us to the brink in this kleptocracy. Get rid of the FED! It’s a vampire. And now the right wants to privatize libraries! 😡

    Republicans and Democrats both are guilty of this shit. Nobody has a brain anymore. It’s just political posturing. Frikkin’ cannibals! Drives me crazy!

  4. If you don’t heed my warning this time, I can assure you that your grandchildren’s history books will read:

    The first great Republican President was Abraham Lincoln and the last one was Ronald Reagan. After the disastrous presidency of George W. Bush, the GOP never won another election and ceased to exist altogether in 2011. ~ Rutherford Lawson, Oct. 2009


    And you think we’re going to put much stock in your predictive capabilities now? Why?

    You’ve haven’t just been occasionally mistaken in your outlook on this very blog Rutherford. You’ve been monumentally wrong for two plus years, diametrically opposed to excellence – a once potential adversary who became a broken liability.

    You’re so desperate now in the practice of your hedonistic religion of liberalism, you don’t even try to defend the abysmal Obama record. How could you and keep a straight face? Take GITMO. Now Obama has had to retract all those grandiose promises of fairness. Rutherford, you have been left with fantasies of porking Sarah Palin or Michelle Bachmann, or parroting an opinion from a so-called Conservative writer that might contradict what you perceive Conservative thought.

    When are you going to figure out David Frum is meaningless, and though George Will a proven talent, he’s a retired dinosaur whose best days have come and went? He’s a fixture in a dead media nobody reads anymore but you, Graychin and Fake?

    The world changed Rutherford, and you’re still living like it’s Dec. 2008. Obama has been summarily rejected – a caricature of failure and a buffoon who the world ridicules and laughs at. Obama has become a punch line in a joke.

    Rutherford, you need desperately to look in the mirror. One I still sometimes like, but a political opponent that carries little dignity in debate, seldom speaks honestly, thinks rationally anymore. You’ve become a caricature of a broken Lib Rutherford, the hope for change dusted in less than two years. Obama is your 401K. You’re an upstanding member of failed party, whose claim of Adonis DNA has gone the way of Charlie Sheen’s career.

    You’re suffering from acute Obama Rube Syndrome. It’s over. Let go of yourself and may the force be with you. 😉

  5. Tigre, worth repeating the title so no one misses this. 😆 😆

    White House memo notes shortage of applicants for contest to have Obama to speak at high school graduation.

    Sung to the tune of Welcome Back Kotter…

    ♪ ♫

    Welcome back,
    Your ineptness was your ticket out.
    Welcome back,
    To that same old White House that we laughed about.
    Well the names have all changed since Jimmah hung around,
    But those dreams have waned and proven unsound.
    Who’d have thought they’d lead ya (Who’d have thought they’d lead ya)
    Here where damn sure didn’t need ya (Damn sure didn’t need you)
    Yeah we mock him a lot cause we’ve tied his balls in a knot, Welcome back,
    Welcome back,
    welcome back,
    welcome back.

  6. I haven’t decided whether to evaluate the “George Will Five” here in this thread or devote another article to it. Alfie’s already done a nice job of prognosticating the GOP line up’s chances in 2012. I’ll probably write a quick post about it …. you know what they say, publish or perish. 😉

  7. Here’s what is funny – I don’t even think the five men and women Rutherford mentions will even be the candidate. I think like the Tea Party phenomenon the Dimocratic Party mocked with fag slang, Dims will once again be dancing on the beach before the tide goes out into the horizon and the Tsunami hits.

    They’ll float away to generational irrelevance

    This whole charade of dog and ponying potential candidates is driven by the Left due to wishful thinking; not by the voting Right. We’re not even engaged right now because we’re more worried about setting issues right.

    The children have been thrown into the backseat, while we try to navigate through the storm.

  8. LOL … regarding “Welcome Back Obama”, Tex is establishing himself as the Weird Al Yankovic of politics. Not sure whether that’s a compliment. 🙂

  9. NPR Busted…. 😆

    Wasn’t it Graychin just a few months back trying to convince all of us how “balanced” NPR was, how he was going to make a massive donation, and it was just a Conservative madeup mass email for the ‘illiterate’ masses that led to the opinion NPR was blatantly Lib and outrageously unfair?


    God does work in mysterious ways. Yank the funding. It’s a drop, but it’s a start.

  10. I do love it so when Liberals are caught red handed honestly demonstrating their racism and stupidity. What better example of how bigoted mealy-mouthed liberals really are than the above?

    This delusion of elitism (most can’t find their butt cheeks with both hands), with their lack of sense, and immoral sluttish behavior. Hedonism personified – real Sodom and Gomorrah types…

    Doesn’t matter whether its Planned Parenthood marketing abortion for sex traffickers and underage minors, or NPR denouncing Christianity as idiots (oops), they all think the same, sound the same when truth is exposed. And I’ll bet behind closed doors, Rutherford talks just like them. 😉

  11. Rutherford’s biggest mistake is thinking that the shallow group-think peddled by MSNBC represents the consensus.

  12. Rutherford’s biggest mistake is thinking that the shallow group-think peddled by MSNBC represents the consensus.

    Liberals live in a bubble. They don’t know better and have characteristics of toddlers and animals – self-absorbed only knowing self-gratification. What little good they do is innate and seldom learned. Everything they really know was learned by Kindergarten.

    It’s like their delusions of intellectual superiority, never recognizing how shallow and stupid they are. Their credentials are based on degrees with phony prestige, and they lack boundaries and goodness. Their parents failed them. When all you do is sit with other liberals in press rooms or academic institutions, never having to compete to excel, but simply act like a fraternity brother or sorority sister, you never recognize how immature your thinking.

    That’s why I truly do consider modern day liberalism a mental disorder. And if those calling themselves socialists, communists, liberals, and/or progressives weren’t so dishonest and vile, so traitorous while tearing the country apart, I could actually pity them.

    It almost always ends as an ugly, empty, unfulfilled life with no purpose.

  13. “I talk that way right here with the door wide open.”

    Your tweets and comments at other blogs betray that, Rutherford.

  14. Tigre,

    Rutherford off the board is Ed Schultz – and Rutherford is the remotely sane one on his blog radio thing.

    The Sandi dudette? Incredibly empty headed and typical Lib with a high degree of mental disorder; a combination of obvious superficial sophistication fluff and a herd mentality. I would classify her as the show’s MSNBC macaw repeating the weekly talking points – a garden variety Butch Maddow rube.

    They’re all over California and are the ones responsible for ruining a once beautiful state. Many of them are “radical environmentalists” who think drinking soda is incredibly dangerous, but smoking weed is like physical exercise. Like slugs leaving a greasy trail, you can track them by the trash left in the streets at their protests.

    The key is to keep them in the herd and not let them get through the fence. If you don’t, they’re like parasites. Colorado and Montana used to be a good states, but they’ve taken over Denver and ruined it. Hollywood has adopted Montana and it will turn to shit soon. Fortunately the Mormons have kept them at bay, and Wyoming has many guns.

    Rutherford is a little more sophisticated when we are watching him, but when he thinks he’s in lefty land freed from the shackles of pretentiousness, he reverts back to his true toddler self. Rutherford is a devout follower….but more capable than the typical cultist like Sandi.

  15. I hear ya. Rutherford’s radio show has no tension. Just Sandi agreeing with Rutherford and vice versa. I’m not talking about the slight disagreements in perspective (which they always come around to abandoning anyway). I’m talking about the MSNBC bobble-head rerun of the prior night’s Olbermann/Maddow commentary.

    The depth of Rutherford’s approval-seeking tweets and comments on liberal blogs always disappoints. That is why I loved seeing him get chased away from the Fat Grannies blog when his rhetorically measured comments broke ranks and he was soon shunned like the runt of the litter.

  16. Well I would say this: the difference between me here and at other venues is a matter of degree. Certainly, my political outlook is consistent regardless of where I spout off. As I’ve said before the biggest difference about what I say here is that I plan here. I (usually) THINK before I speak. On Twitter I’m impulsive and I don’t apologize for it. On the “radio” I’m unscripted working from a simple show outline. I’m not gonna have dead air while I ruminate on HOW to say something … plus hyperbolic rhetoric is more entertaining (just ask Limbaugh).

    So I fundamentally reject the notion that there is a significant difference among my different “incarnations”.

  17. Candidate Obama: “While we’re at it,” he said, “we’re going to close Guantanamo. And we’re going to restore habeas corpus. … We’re going to lead by example _ by not just word but by deed. That’s our vision for the future.”

    President Obama: “President Obama signed an executive order Monday that will create a formal system of indefinite detention for those held at the U.S. military prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, who continue to pose a significant threat to national security. The administration also said it will start new military commission trials for detainees there.
    Rep. Peter T. King (R-N.Y.), chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee, said the order vindicated Obama’s predecessor. “I commend the Obama Administration for issuing this Executive Order,” he said in a statement. “The bottom line is that it affirms the Bush Administration policy that our government has the right to detain dangerous terrorists until the cessation of hostilities.”

    Now that President Obama has resorted to numerous Bush-era policies, after publicly bashing him for more than 2 years, when will he give George W. Bush the public apology he deserves? (obvious rhetorical question)

  18. Tigre I can’t say I blame you for taking delight in my learning the hard way at M&H that libs can be just as f*cked up as conservatives.

    Contrary to popular belief, I don’t hang with radical libs. Quite frankly, Daily Kos makes me uncomfortable.

  19. Tex, comment 15 is so full of baseless generalizations that it makes it very hard for me to take your criticisms of Poolman seriously.

    Who cares…that wasn’t for you and with the thick bubble you live, you wouldn’t recognize or understand because you’re incapable of self-reflection – which requires maturity and truthfulness. Liberalism offers neither – as I said, liberals are like toddlers in thought.

    This explains why otherwise educated men like you and Graychin can come to the most asinine of conclusions of cause and effect. Graychin believes the fault of public schools in “not enough money” and that the post office does an outstanding job; Graychin instructing us about our racism when he lives in a zip code that doesn’t have one black face; you believing the disdain of Obama is his skin color and not his policies; both of you believing government is the answer, when it obvious government bloated, inefficient and inept.

    The definition of insanity is to continue to repeat the same mistakes and expect a different conclusion. And that is what liberalism attempts time and again.

  20. Rutherford,

    You do realize Fat Grannies is Sandi in spades, don’t you?

    There’s not a hair’s-breadth difference between your guest host and the witches of Fat Grannies. Smug, snarky and stupid.

  21. Rutherford,

    during the time I have engaged Tex in debate, if you could call it that (it is more like offering myself up as a virtual punching bag for vitriolic abuse), I have not seen him progress in anyway toward enlightenment. He thinks it’s being firm in his conviction and faith. I interpret it as close-minded and stuck deeply in a rut.

    Of course progress is close enough to progressive and liberated is close enough to liberal, so it’s likely he avoids those concepts like he would the plague. So really, I wouldn’t take his rants too personally, because actually that’s all he knows and all he’s got. But you were probably already aware of that. It reminds me of a bullfight. All he has to do is see the red and he charges at it. But like the bullfight, I know the outcome. Everyone gets to eat steak in the end. 😀

  22. What I think is that the current president is an arrogant, hypocritical piece of garbage who won on policies he has yet to enact, while simultaneously bagging on a guy who history has shown as often as not that he actually did know what the hell he was doing.

    That’s what I think

  23. Huck, you mean “hope and change” Obama was trash talkin’ about Gitmo? Thankfully, he’s held in high esteem by our enemies after his international tour de apology. 😆

  24. Huck, Obama is everything his supporters voted for. A weak, ineffective, immature, unapologetic, arrogant, hypocritical pussy. Where’s the letdown?

  25. No Tiger. He is a post-racial president…

    …until his next campaign. Especially, as Rutherford has been so good as to point out, if it is against Barbour. He sure as hell isn’t going to let it escape anyone that the poor little black man is running against the racist, white southern boy any more than he let it escape anyone that we were all going to be warned that he doesn’t look like any of the presidents on our money (even though he was the only person who ever brought it up).

  26. Yeeeeehaaaaawwww!

    I reckon we won’t be hearin’ anymore frettin’ by Rutherford and his pards ’bout the seriousness of the GOP to make cuts to them thar budget.

    After all, we wouldn’t want to hurt the cowboy poetry that made this country great, now would we?…..

  27. Maybe this will help you understand who really runs things and who is just the face we get to slap or praise…

  28. I have not seen him progress in anyway toward enlightenment. ~ Mullah Poolman

    ** GUFFAW **

    Enlightened? Debating with you is enlightening? Is that what that is? Enlightening? It’s George Bush’s fault. It’s the Fed’s fault. 9/11 was an inside job, coordinated with the Mossad and it’s the Jooos fault. . It’s the Defense Contractor’s fault.

    Mr. Poolman. “debating” for lack of a better word with you is like “debating” with Charley Chesnick from the One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest. I keep expecting any minutes for you to yell, “rules? PISS ON YOUR RULES!” Don’t you know by now I think you’re a complete loon? A manic? A nut? A goofball? A Troofer? A bohunk? A cultist? You’re an absolute hoot. I can’t help but kind of like you. A think my mom would have called you a “sweet” man.Red (cue best Munchkin voice).

    You don’t really take yourself seriously, do you? 😯

    Do you really get satisfaction from conversing with those scabs over at Fat Grannies, and cooing in their ear with prayers and thoughts, shallow conversation with strange, old hussies with “boy toys”? I’ll give you one thing – I’ve never read a more pussy whipped, old coot in all my life. I’ll bet you make those old prunes melt.

    You’re a piece of work Poolman.

  29. Tex, as far as Sandi fitting in at M&H, I don’t have enough data to support or refute that.

    She is far left. She’s left of me. But she is also quite reasonable, unlike the man-haters at M&H.

  30. But she is also quite reasonable, unlike the man-haters at M&H.

    Got the rest of fooled. She’s better looking than the skanks at M&H. Not a beauty queen, but kind of cute – you know what they say about red heads. Fire in the hole!!!

  31. “R” – I thought her picture looked light red-head. A blonde hey? Oh well that’s just as good. What color are her eyebrows? 🙂

    You know what Sandi says after sex? Thanks guys… 😉

  32. I’ve been streaming a few old movies lately. I watched Grapes of Wrath with Henry Fonda the other night and never realized what a good looking man he was until I saw him in his prime.

    Tonight, I watched High Noon with Gary Cooper and Grace Kelly. Grace Kelly is 22 years old in this. Man, she was beautiful.

    Hard to believe these movies are 60 and 71 years old. I’m beginning to feel like an old fart waiting for mom to get home out of boredom, but it has been a lot of fun reminiscing.

  33. Tex, hate to burst your bubble but you were hardly “reminiscing”. Both those films were released when you were not yet a thought in your Pappy and Mammy’s mind.

    Kinda reminds me of when Joe Scarborough talks about events in the early 60’s like he was there in the midst of it and I have to remind myself he was four years old at the time. 🙂

    Still, I do agree with you that the old black & whites really do pack a punch. A couple of months ago my wife and I watched a couple of 1930’s/1940’s melodramas on the Roku and they were damn fun.

    I know it’s a cliche but they just don’t make ’em like that anymore.

  34. Speaking of reminiscing, I did encounter a memory from my childhood Sunday night. Back in 1971 I would have given my right arm to be David Cassidy. OK … you can all stop laughing now. Yes I wanted the straight hair parted in the middle and the great singing voice.

    Well old David, now easily in his 60’s, was on Celebrity Apprentice Sunday night and was the first to get fired. LOL … so much for my fond memories. 😐

  35. Yeah, back in the day of David Cassidy I had such a crush on Susan Dey. Those were the days. The world has really changed since those family-friendly shows were our entertainment fare.

    To go back and know what we know now and carve a different destiny for ourselves, this nation, and this planet. Alas, it’s not to be. The world is not as pure nor as innocent anymore. It wobbles as it spins and shakes itself apart. All creation yearns for restoration and renewal. Soon, soon.

  36. “All creation yearns for restoration and renewal. Soon, soon.”

    Poolman, you are starting to sound like Jim Jones.

  37. Rutherford, you’re such a geek.

    Yes, I was reminiscing, because it reminded me of grade school and reading those books and magazines. I reminisced about watching “StageCoach” last week, and that was made in 1939, because I saw that one in a RTF class I took as an elective my senior year in college. Most fun I’ve ever had in a classroom.

    So “R”, a couple of years ago here, I was chastised by one self-righteous Winkle, who told me I was not a serious debater when I called NPR a left-wing propaganda tool, with an elitist tone. I need to find that post and leave it at his blog. 🙂

    Do you figure Winkle will ever make his return to grovel, and tell me he was wrong now that we’ve got multiple instances on tape?

  38. Careful Tigre…

    “All creation yearns for restoration and renewal. Soon, soon.”

    Poolman, you are starting to sound like Jim Jones.

    He’s accused most of us of being “kool aid” drinkers. I’ve suspected a self fulfilling prophecy…

  39. And I see in other news this morning, Obama has appointed another crooked crony Gary Locke of the infamous ChinaGate scandal.

    That scumbag and Thief-in-Chief can’t leave the White House fast enough…

  40. ♫ Ding Dong! The NPR Witch is dead. Which old Witch? The Vivian Witch! Ding Dong! The NPR Witch is dead.

    Wake up – Conservative heads, rub your eyes, get out of bed.
    Wake up, the NPR Witch is dead. She’s gone where the Liberals go,
    Below – below – below.Yo-ho, let’s open up and sing and ring the bells out.
    Ding Dong’ the merry-oh, sing it high, sing it low.
    Let them know
    The NPR Witch is dead! ♫

  41. Rutherford, not a word on Obama’s about-face on Gitmo detainees?

    And you “would have given [your] right arm to be David Cassidy?” Holy crap. I’m like Malcolm X compared to you. 😆

  42. Tex, NPR? What’ll we do? What next, cowboy poetry?

    Whoever said that NPR isn’t left-wing propaganda tool should be the first one in line with a cup at Poolman’s “going away” party.

  43. “National Public Radio said in a statement that it was “appalled” by the comments from Ron Schiller, the outgoing president of NPR’s fundraising arm and a senior vice president for development.”

  44. As for Obama and Gitmo … some serious short attention span going on here. I’ve said repeatedly in the comments threads that this is one of Obama’s failings. Every progressive thinks so.

  45. The world has really changed since those family-friendly shows were our entertainment fare.

    Poolman, I’d remind you it was ENTERTAINMENT. It never represented reality. In the real world, Ward Cleaver was pissed at his co-workers, June was cranky cos her period had come again, Wally was worried about whether or not he might be gay and Beaver was obsessing over too much masturbation (not to mention a nickname that made him have doubts about his own orientation).

  46. I see Weird Tex Taylor has struck again with one of his ditties.

    Tex, the removal of NPR’s CEO makes absolutely no sense. As Time Magazine’s TV critic pointed out, the CEO had absolutely no control over what this employee said in the sting. Furthermore, the employee said repeatedly that his views were his own and not those of NPR.

    A mountain out of a molehill. By the way, James O’Keefe needs a serious ass-whupping. What a punk.

  47. 😆 From Jim Jones to David Duke, I’madinnerjacket to Goebbels, Farrakhan to Mao, Tilton to Charlie Sheen. You guys got me pegged all over the map. 😆

  48. Who cares why Hitler put a bullet in his head? That he did it is enough for me. Who cares why they canned that Vivian man hatin’ bitch. That’s she is gone is good enough for me. I want to pile on her some more. 🙂 She’s a good for nothing pretentious fake (not our Fake).

    A mountain out of a molehill. By the way, James O’Keefe needs a serious ass-whupping. What a punk.

    You guys and your ugly gals just hate it when the truth comes out, don’t you? James O’Keefe is just exposing the hideous truth of liberalism and deserves a Congressional Medal of Honor. 😉

  49. I’d remind you it was ENTERTAINMENT. It never represented reality.

    Is that what we were told at the time? Back when America was Utopia and we all rode in with white hats, ridding the world of evil and injustice? Ahhhh, we love fantasy, don’t we.

    Of course smoking was healthy and sophisticated, flouride was a modern miracle, and everyone could be president of the United States.

    “I can’t believe I ate the whole thing.” “You ate it, Ralph.”

  50. “A mountain out of a molehill. By the way, James O’Keefe needs a serious ass-whupping.”

    Rutherford, what happened to toning down our violent political rhetoric?

    Was that all just a bunch of lip service meant to score points against Palin, or did you folks really mean it?

  51. “As for Obama and Gitmo … some serious short attention span going on here. I’ve said repeatedly in the comments threads that this is one of Obama’s failings. Every progressive thinks so.”

    The point is that Obama talked shit on Bush for 2 years about this stuff, and is now adopting it. He talked his shit in public, so where is the public apology? Where is the public recognition that Bush knew what the hell he was doing at least some of the time?

  52. “From Jim Jones to David Duke, I’madinnerjacket to Goebbels, Farrakhan to Mao, Tilton to Charlie Sheen. You guys got me pegged all over the map.”

    Ummmm. . . there is a thread there Poolman. . .

  53. Yeah Rutherford? Huck and Tigre are absolutely right. This isn’t simply that Obama hasn’t been able to implement his GITMO programs. This is the realization that Obama, his psychophants, his toadies like you were absolutely wrong in 2007 and 2008. This is Obama’s “read my lips” moment.

    And you can’t even bring yourself to admit that much. Pretty gutless on your behalf…but to be expected from a liberal.

  54. “From Jim Jones to David Duke, I’madinnerjacket to Goebbels, Farrakhan to Mao, Tilton to Charlie Sheen. You guys got me pegged all over the map.”

    Don’t forget Bart Simpson and the Illuminati!

  55. Rutherford, what Tex (and Huck and me) said is absolutely right. The issue is larger than your disappointment (which was nothing more than the naive left’s usual wrong assesment).

    Obama has had to make a very difficult decision, in the real world, with no one to blame for its flaws or consequences. After all of the blather, he’s shown himself to more like Bush than you’d ever, ever, like to admit. The bigger discussion and point you haven’t engaged is why that really is.

  56. So when do the other states get a waiver from ObamaCare like Maine did, and how are all of these waivers going to affect those coveted CBO figures?

  57. Huck, 😆

    Maybe that was Lib’s plan after all. They’ll just waiver everybody from Obamacare and they’ll just treat the tax increase as “investment.”

  58. It just seems odd that this legislation that needed to be force-fed to us all because the entire nation supposedly needs it is now being waived for millions.

    What has changed between last year and now? Why are some expected to comply, while others get waivers?

  59. On Wednesday, the Aspen Institute said Mr. Schiller has informed it that in light of the controversy around his statements, he “does not feel that it’s in the best interests of the Aspen Institute for him to come work here.”

    Busted… Radioactive now. Nobody is reporting the worst of Mr. Schiller’s statements. That is, that he considers Conservatives “stupid”. Remember, we’ve been told by men like Graychin and women like Fake that NPR is the real “fair and balanced” news. 🙄

  60. Rutherford Says:
    March 24, 2010 at 12:07 am | Reply

    HP, thank you thank you thank you!

    I watched Karl Rove tell a bold-faced lie on Meet the Press on Sunday and it reminded me of what we are dealing with here. We are dealing with people too stupid to know the truth or too malicious to tell the truth.

    The best thing Obama said today was that we no longer have to listen to him or anyone else. We can just look around us and see what happens.

    Always good to review back and measure the results. Buwahahahahahaha…..

    It would appear that Hippie and Rutherford were wrong (once again). Took less than a year for BombaCare to fall apart. 😆 Man, did you Libs blow it big-time, this time. Ain’t going to be the Whigs. Think United States Progressive Party of 1948.

    Once again, liberalism has been dusted for another generation. 😈

  61. Scott Walker pulls the rug out from underneath the FECKLESS Dimocrats and their sorry frickin’ unions. HAWWWWWWW! HAWWWWWW! HAWWWWWW!

    That is the proper way to treat liberals and their toadies. You don’t negotiate, you don’t try to reason, you don’t compromise – you treat them like the jihadists and thugs they are.

    There’s a lesson to be learned in this.

  62. “You don’t negotiate, you don’t try to reason, you don’t compromise…”

    He actually did try all of those things. The unions turned it into an all-or-nothing game.

    Get the popcorn ready for tomorrow. Michael Moore has already declared “war.”

  63. He actually did try all of those things.

    Of course. And look what it got him. Walker’s only real mistake has been being patient and professional in demeanor. Libs perceive that as weakness. They understand nothing but a steel toe up the ass.

    Treat them like rabid dogs they are, and then they respond appropriately. 😉 Right Rutherford?

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